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Catastrophic Injury

Catastrophic Injury Lawyers in Killeen, TX

Fighting for the Injured Throughout Central Texas

While injuries sustained in any negligence-based accident can be severe, those deemed catastrophic are often permanent, life-changing, and devastating to accident victims and their families.

These are severe injuries that result in long-term or permanent disability, significant physical and emotional trauma, or a profound impact on the victim’s quality of life. These injuries often require extensive medical treatment and long-term care and can prevent the injured person from returning to work or performing daily activities.

Because of the far-reaching effects of these injuries physically, emotionally, and financially, they demand the knowledge and skills of an experienced personal injury law firm. At Michalk, Beatty & Alcozer, L.P., our highly qualified team is adept at gathering comprehensive evidence and expert testimony by medical and other professionals. Our attorneys understand the healthcare and legal issues inherent in these cases, allowing us to pursue fair and just compensation effectively. 

We know how to combat insurance company tactics designed to delay, deny, or reduce payouts; our representation can level the playing field in serving your best interests rather than those of these large corporations. 

Request a free initial consultation with a Killeen catastrophic injury attorney to learn more about your case and how we can help. Contact us online or at (254) 765-9552. Hablamos español. 

Types of Catastrophic Injuries

Catastrophic injuries vary in nature and severity. However, their common denominator is their severe impact on the injured person's life.

These injuries include: 

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs): Injuries to the brain caused by external force, leading to cognitive, physical, and emotional impairments.
  • Spinal cord injuries: Damage to the spinal cord that can result in partial or complete paralysis, affecting mobility and bodily functions.
  • Severe burns: These cause extensive damage to the skin and underlying tissues and may require surgeries, grafts, and prolonged rehabilitation.
  • Amputations: The loss of a limb due to injury or the necessity of surgical removal, significantly impacting the victim’s lifestyle.
  • Multiple fractures: Severe bone fractures that may cause chronic pain and disability and require complex surgical procedures.
  • Organ damage: Injuries that impair the function of vital organs such as the lungs, liver, or kidneys, necessitating long-term medical care.
  • Vision or hearing loss: Permanent sight or hearing impairment due to trauma or accident.

These types of injuries are commonly caused by car accidents, especially high-speed collisions involving large vehicles such as trucks and buses and accidents involving physically vulnerable individuals, such as pedestrians, motorcyclists, and bicyclists. 

Additionally, workplace accidents, such as those in hazardous environments, including construction sites and industrial settings, often result in catastrophic injuries. High-impact sports or recreational activities and violent criminal attacks can also cause extensive life-altering injuries. 

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What Type & Extent of Damages May Be Awarded in Catastrophic Injury Claims?

Because of the extreme impact on the lives and families of those catastrophically injured, damages are often more extensive than in cases where injuries are less severe.

Damages in catastrophic claims and lawsuits may include: 

  • Medical: This can include hospitalization, surgeries, long-term treatment costs, medical equipment, such as wheelchairs, and other needs.
  • Rehabilitation: These are expenses related to ongoing physical therapy and other rehabilitative services.
  • Lost income: This is compensation for the inability to work and future lost earning potential.
  • Home modifications: The injured may need to adapt their living spaces to accommodate permanent disabilities.
  • Pain and suffering: This includes physical pain or discomfort, emotional distress or trauma related to the accident, and the person’s resulting permanent disability.
  • Loss of consortium: Damages may be awarded to family members for loss of companionship, sexual relations, or support. 
  • Punitive damages: Willful or egregious behavior by those responsible for the injuries may lead to additional compensation to punish the negligent party for their grievous conduct. 

Why Choose Michalk, Beatty & Alcozer, L.P.? Our Commitment to You

  • Unyielding Commitment to Justice
    We tirelessly pursue accountability for those responsible for your injury, ensuring they are held accountable for their actions.
  • Relentless Pursuit of Fair Compensation
    We fight fiercely to secure the maximum compensation you deserve, recognizing the profound impact a personal injury can have on your life and livelihood.
  • Empathetic Guidance Through Adversity
    We stand by your side with unwavering support and understanding, providing guidance and reassurance during what may be one of the most challenging times in your life.
  • Resolute Advocacy for Your Rights
    With determination and expertise, we navigate the complexities of the legal system on your behalf, steadfastly protecting your rights and interests at every turn.

Why Is It Essential to Retain a Skilled Personal Injury Lawyer?

In the aftermath of a catastrophic injury, the emotional and physical toll can be overwhelming. While medical care is paramount, securing the financial resources you need to move forward requires a skilled legal professional by your side. 

Our experienced team understands the complexities of Texas personal injury law and can aggressively fight to ensure you receive the full compensation you deserve for your past, present, and future losses. We are skilled at navigating complex insurance policies, negotiating with adjusters, and presenting a compelling case for maximum damages.

The legal system can be daunting, especially when recovering from a life-altering injury. We can handle all the legwork, from initial investigation and evidence gathering to filing claims, communicating with insurance companies, and potentially taking your case to court. Our firm can explain your legal options clearly and guide you through every step of the process, allowing you to focus on your recovery.

Insurance companies have vast resources and experienced legal teams at their disposal. Our attorneys can counter their tactics and ensure your rights are protected. We have the knowledge and experience to challenge denials or lowball offers.

Our firm considers your long-term needs when building a case and fighting for compensation that covers immediate expenses, future medical care, rehabilitation, and potential loss of earning capacity.

Knowing a qualified legal professional is handling the legal aspects allows you to focus on rebuilding your life. We can keep you informed of any developments and answer your questions throughout the process, providing much-needed peace of mind during a challenging time.

By partnering with us, you gain a powerful advocate who will fight for the compensation you need to move forward with much-needed financial resources.

Book your free no-obligation consultation with a Killeen catastrophic injury lawyer by submitting our online contact form or calling (254) 765-9552

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